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Table 4 Data collection tools and analysis summary

From: A feasibility study with process evaluation of a preschool intervention to improve child and family lifestyle behaviours

Data Who? Analysis
Food diary [42] Parents
Research staff
Dietary analysis:
Food groups and nutrients by intervention/control groups
TV/DVD viewing diary Parents Comparison by intervention/control groups of hours engaged in sedentary (screening) activities
Family ‘active time’ diary Parents Thematic analysis
Child physical activity (accelerometer or step counter) Children MVPA and step count comparison by intervention/control groups
Food photographs record Children/Parents Visual content analysis
Anthropometric measures (height and weight) Children BMI comparison by intervention/control groups
Acceptability and feasibility of Information sheets (PA, diet and SB) Parents/Staff Feedback by questionnaire and/or interview (thematic analysis)
Acceptability and feasibility of Fruit/veg and cooking challenges Children/Parents Informal feedback from staff/parents and children
Photographic evidence on notice boards
Questionnaire and/or interview (thematic analysis)
No TV day challenges Children/Parents Informal feedback from staff/parents
Questionnaire and/or interview (thematic analysis)
Goal-setting meetings and monitoring sheets Parents/Staff Informal feedback from staff/parents
Questionnaire and/or interview (thematic analysis)
‘Sharing Tips’ sheets Parents Evidence of use on notice boards
Questionnaire and/or interview (thematic analysis)
Shared notice board Children/Parents/ Staff Evidence of use (photos)
Questionnaire and/or interview (thematic analysis)
Preschool-led activities Children/Staff Staff feedback by interview (thematic analysis)